Democrats are in a panic.
Joe Biden can’t turn around his sinking poll numbers.
And now the White House just censored this reporter’s question about Joe Biden.
As Black Eye Politics reports:
Out of the 82,300 people who have been evacuated from Afghanistan over the last 10 days, just 4,500 are U.S. citizens and their immediate family members.
President Joe Biden said last week in an ABC interview that 10,000 to 15,000 Americans remain in Afghanistan.
Calculating by those numbers, that would mean that somewhere between 5,500 and 10,500 Americans still need to be evacuated, though Secretary of State Antony Blinken is trying to claim that just 1,500 Americans remain to be evacuated.
Even if the Biden administration’s outrageously low calculation is correct this is a serious problem that Biden needs to address.
Yet Biden doesn’t seem to be focusing on the issue.
On Wednesday, Biden held an event in the State Dining Room about cybersecurity, and as it ended reporters questioned the president on stranded Americans.
NBC’s Peter Alexander got a question in, asking Biden, “If Americans are still in Afghanistan after the deadline, what will you do?”
“The White House then proceeded to cut off the audio feed from Biden’s response,” Fox News reported. “It was unclear if the maneuver was coincidental or done to prevent feed viewers from hearing any off-the-cuff comments.”
Alexander revealed what happened next on Twitter. “I asked President Biden what he will do if Americans are still in Afghanistan after the 8/31 deadline. His response: ‘You’ll be the first person I call.’ Took no questions.”
During the daily briefing, Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki about Biden’s response: “What’s so funny?”
“I think what he conveyed is that he has not — well, what I can convey from here, I should say is that, as he stated yesterday and as the secretary of state just stated, we’re on track to complete our mission by August 31,” Psaki said.
Nothing about the evacuations from Afghanistan are on track.
On Thursday, 11 U.S. Marines and a Navy medic were among dozens killed in twin explosions outside Kabul Airport.
For Americans still in Afghanistan, getting to the airport could cost them their lives.
The Biden administration has no answers for them other than to blame them for not getting out sooner.
When asked why America didn’t start evacuating sooner, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ross Wilson said that people were given more than enough warning.
“Never in my 40 years of working, since I began working at the State Department, have I seen such strong language used. People chose not to leave. That’s their business. That’s their right,” Wilson told CBS News on Wednesday. “We regret now that many may find themselves in a position that they would rather not be in. And we are determined to try to help them.”
But just last month Biden assured Americans that his withdrawal would not result in chaos and some Americans sadly believed what he said.